When sheltering in place was announced over a month ago, I told myself I wouldn’t sit around and get nothing accomplished. Aside from writing, spending time with Billy, and working out, I wanted to touch on my creative side—something I rarely have the time to do. I began looking for DIY crafts and discovered 25 that are ideal no matter what your living situation is. From artistic projects and cooking kits to painting and tech, you can do these activities solo, with your significant other or roommates, or with your family. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie Woszczyna
There’s no doubt this is a challenging time and self-quarantining shouldn’t add to the stress. Whether you’re staying inside with your significant other, multiple family members, or you’re solo—here are 45 things you can do to make the most out of it. Taking A Moment For Yourself Keep a quarantine diary. Jotting down your thoughts can help relieve stress, and years from now it will make an excellent read. You can also use the time to reflect on your favorite childhood memories and write about those. Set aside time for yourself. If you’re home with multiple family members, find an hour a day to escape.
A collection of things I loved in March, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. Since January I’ve been following the COVID-19 outbreak, and I knew it was only a matter of time until it reached the United States. Even though I was aware at some point this would happen, never in a million years could I have mentally prepared for what is going on. On Wednesday, March 11th, it seemed like the world slowed down, leading to a nightmarish reality. Since then, we’ve officially hit the pause button on life, and it’s a scary and surreal experience. Two weeks ago
Usually, our interesting stories series consists of news about fashion, fitness, entertainment, and carefree topics. In light of what’s currently going on, we thought we’d provide you with a list of coronavirus resources, tips, and facts to help you survive this challenging time. (3-15-2020) 1. The question on everyone’s mind—when will the coronavirus be over? 2. If you’re an apartment renter you need to read this. 3. A Girl in LA’s list of favorite TV shows that you can binge-watch. 4. This world map by Johns Hopkins University has become my go-to guide to track the coronavirus. 5. The best books (so far) this year.
Before I started A Girl in LA I worked in various fashion PR showrooms in downtown Los Angeles. One of the many aspects of my job was to assist the stylists that came in. This meant helping them find the ideal clothing options for their celebrity clients. The goal is to get the designers’ pieces good press, which is done by being featured on the red carpet, at award shows, in editorial shoots, and at media events—basically anything that will get people talking because of who’s wearing it. My job consisted of showing the stylists new designs, offering style suggestions, photographing the finished look so
A collection of things I loved in February, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. For Valentine’s Day and our anniversary, Billy and I usually enjoy a cake from Whole Foods or pastries from Bottega Louie. This year was different because in November Billy became a vegan. I wanted to find something sweet that we both could indulge in so I searched for “the best vegan cookies”. One name kept coming up, The Naughty Cookie and it had amazing reviews. There were a few types to choose from: chocolate chip, triple chocolate chunk, peanut butter chocolate chip, s’mores, or the sampler
Every now and then I find a candle company that I become obsessed with. I’ll go out and purchase an assortment of scents and place them in various spots around my apartment. For me, music and candles go hand in hand—I’ll rotate them depending on what playlist I’m listening to. Currently, my obsession lies with Valley Girl Apothecary. These handmade, 100% soy candles smell absolutely amazinggg, and as I sit here blasting Free Fallin’ I have the Ventura Blvd candle lit. The combination of coffee and vanilla has me mentally chilling somewhere in The Valley. Another one of my favorites is Valley Nights because the
Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve come up with a list of suggestions (52 of them) in a variety of price points. You’ll be able to find something no matter how long (or short) you’ve been in a relationship. Whether you’re shopping for him or her, your bestie on Galentine’s Day, or you want to treat yourself—we created this gift guide with every budget in mind. Must-Have Accessories A pair of Off-White socks are excellent for cold winter nights by the fire. ($78) The cutest croc-embossed purse comes in the prettiest shade of pink! ($348) This
A collection of interesting, inspirational, and funny stories that are currently trending. From DIY projects, wellness advice, recipes ideas, travel tips, and more, these are the links to start your week off with. (1-27-2020) 1. A guide to souvenir shopping in ten countries. 2. This Q&A with fitness guru Rachel Nicks will motivate you to get to the gym. 3. These Ikea hacks are so good it’s hard to pick a favorite. 4. The ELLE Decor Café at The Plaza is now open, and it’s making me want to vacay in New York City again. 5. If you’re always tired, here are seven possible reasons